Fraser Taylor is a studio-based artist based in the Briggait, Glasgow whose practice is rooted in drawing and occupies a space between abstraction and figuration. Drawings have become dimensional and configured into animation and digital film.
Conceptually his work addresses issues of the body and explores spatial representations of personal history, loss, and recovery. Formally and materially ideas are characterized by their dichotomies. For example:
Decay vs. expansion, organic vs. synthetic, hard vs. soft, and black vs. white. Visual references are diverse and include, truncated bodies, totems, abandoned architectures, and his connection and dislocation from bodies of land and water. The work collectively demonstrates a fragile yet optimistic engagement with uncertainty.
He is interested in presenting projects, which are collaborative, site specific, as well as located within market driven galleries. Working between and across these sites allows him to explore concerns of scale relating to the human form and larger geographies.
Since 1983, Taylor has lectured at leading fine art and design institutions of higher learning, including Goldsmiths, University of London, the Royal College of Art, and Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London. In 2001 he was appointed the Visiting Artist in the Department of Fiber and Material Studies at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2017 he was awarded an Honorary Professorship from the University of Glasgow, Glasgow School of Art.